When you're busy decorating the home, it's easy to overlook the office. After all, how much time do you really spend here? Probably not nearly as much time as you spend in the living room or bedroom. Nonetheless, the office is still an extension of your home, and the way in which it is decorated will affect the overall decor. This is why it's important for homeowners to invest the necessary time and energy towards improving the look of their home office.
Hide the Cables
One of the biggest hurdles faced by homeowners when decorating the office is dealing with exposed cables. From computer and printer cables, to mouses, keyboards, printers and more, the average home office has A LOT of cables. And allowing these cables to simply run across the floor isn't the best approach. Aside from being a safety hazard (you might trip and fall on them), exposed cables are a major eye-sore that takes away from your home's natural beauty. So, try concealing your cables behind furniture, using zip ties or other solutions to secure them in place.
Repurpose Old Furniture
Who says buying office furniture has to cost an arm and a leg? Granted, buying new furniture can certainly take a toll on your bank account, but an alternative approach is to repurpose your unused furniture for use in the office. If you have an old dresser taking up space in the garage, try refinishing it and placing it inside your office. Repurposing old furniture is cheap, fun and anyone can do it. This makes it an excellent solution for otherwise boring home offices.
The problem with many home offices is that their bland color palette. If you look at examples of ten home offices, you would probably notice all have one thing in common: a neutral or otherwise bland color palette. Rather than using a similar approach with your home office decor, consider a bold color palette. Incorporating colors such as blue, red, yellow and orange can revitalize your home office, instilling it with new life and vigor.
Accessorize the Desk
You should also accessorize your office desk. Pencils and pens are not suitable accessories. While you can still include them on your desk, you should think outside the box, adding innovative decorations like potted plants, mason jars and tin cans to your desk. These simple accessories will enhance your home office.